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Bastrop TXBastrop offers so much to do everyday and is full of fun events too. As more things open back up, we have seen an increase in events recently so there are quite a few opportunities for you to have fun this weekend.

Boots & Bling Ladies Night will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 4:00-7:00 at Kragh’s Jewelry in Bastrop. This event is a fundraiser for the Bastrop Children’s Advocacy Center. Tickets to the event provide you a goody bag, appetizer, drinks plus $25 off any purchase you make.

The first Dance at Mere’s on the Colorado of the year will take place on Saturday, April 17th from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. There will be live music, washers, vendors, a BBQ cook-off and kids zone. Tickets are just $10 and can be purchased online.

The annual

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Selling your homeCall almost any real estate agent in the country and they will tell you the market is hot. For many agents, they have never seen a market so tight with properties not just receiving multiple offers but astonishing numbers of offers and in record time. Buyers are throwing themselves at sellers with cash deals, quick closes and no inspections and still being rejected time and time again.

With all of the demand for listings from buyers, do sellers still need an agent to sell their home or can they just list the home as a for sale by owner and save the commission? Here are three reasons why you need an agent more now than ever if you are thinking about selling your home.

1. Home values have climbed significantly in many locations over the last year.

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Bastrop TXAs the temperatures warm up, so do the activities around town. Pick up lunch or dinner at the fish fry, enjoy a little shopping at the Maker’s & Merchant’s Faire or spend a day at the annual Sherwood Forest Faire.

The Mini Masonic Lodge will host a fish fry on Saturday, April 10th from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The fish fry will be carry out only and include catfish, french fries, beans, cole slaw and hushpuppies.

The Maker’s & Merchant’s Faire will take place on Saturday, April 10th at EH Mercantile from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. This event will feature handcrafted gifts made by local artisans and crafters available for purchase. At this event, expect to find handmade jewelry, pottery, candles, home décor, art and many other items.

The annual Sherwood

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One of the most popular areas of the home to remodel is the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a more modern look with high end appliances, an openKitchen Remodel concept for easy entertaining or it’s just time for your kitchen to get a fresh feel, there are many reasons homeowners choose to update their kitchens. Unless you are extremely handy, you will most likely choose to hire a contractor and you will need to think through that decision to carefully to select the best person for you. Below are 5 things to consider before hiring a contractor to remodel your kitchen.

  1. Choose a General Contractor

A general contractor manages the entire project, such as design, acquiring building permits, hiring subcontractors, ensuring everything is completed in a timely

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Bastrop TXBastrop is always a fun place to live but this weekend, there is so much to do, it will be hard to fit it all in. With warmer temperatures, there are lots of opportunities for outside entertainment and recreation.

Start your Saturday off with the Smithville Community-Wide Garage Sale. More than 60 households throughout town usually participate in the community event so this is a great time to pick up things you need.

The annual Sherwood Forest Faire begins Saturday, April 3rd and will take place on weekends through May 23. Each day offers more than 150 live performances and over 170 artisans along with a wide variety of food and beverage options.

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will take place on Saturday, April 3 at the Billig Ranch Preserve

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Condo vs townhouseIf you are thinking about buying real estate, there are many different types of properties to choose from. Many different factors will help you determine the kind of property that is best for you. Start by thinking about your lifestyle along with your interests, budget and where you plan to live along with your wants and needs.

You may be considering a property that is attached to others. There are different kinds of properties that fall into this category but the most common types are condominiums and townhouses or townhomes. If you are exploring your options in attached dwellings, you may wonder what the difference is. Here are the things you need to know when it comes time to pick between a condo and a townhouse.

While many people think they know

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Bastrop TXSpring is here and that means there is more happening around town as the weather improves and everyone is ready to get outside. This weekend, you have several activities to pick from for your enjoyment.

Calvary Baptist Church will host an Easter Extravaganza on Saturday, March 27 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The event includes a huge Easter Egg Hunt plus crafts, inflatables and a hot dog lunch.

Bastrop’s Big Sit will host another birdwatching event on Saturday, March 27 from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Visit Fisherman’s Park with your binoculars to enjoy this event. This event will include Bird Art in the Park, which is a free art activity for kids and youth to enjoy.

Deliver Us from Mama will be performed this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at

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Outdoor LivingWhen homeowners start thinking about updates, one of the most popular changes is outdoor living space. With the pandemic, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is even more since many people aren’t comfortable having others inside their home. If you are thinking about elevating your outdoor living space, here are some options.

1) One of the biggest trends that has been going strong for a while and shows no sign of slowing is the outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens provide the perfect space for entertaining and keeps the heat from cooking outside during the warm months. Many homebuyers are attracted to this outdoor space and it can increase interest in your home. 

2) Another popular trend is true outdoor living spaces that include comfortable seating

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Deliver us from MamaDeliver us from Mama promises to be a hilarious evening of entertainment in person at the Bastrop Opera House or from the comfort and safety of your home. In this lively show, Mama leads the family on a “Family Road Trip” to try and get Walker home for the delivery of his first child. Hilarity, surprise and possibly disaster can’t be far behind once Mama takes charge. Shows begin on March 19 and run through April 3 on various evenings. There will be two live streamed shows available on the evenings of March 20 and 27 as well.

Bastrop Opera House offers a wide variety of live performances throughout the year to entertain, teach and delight you. See their upcoming schedule of shows on their website to plan your social calendar for the year.

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Spring Real estate marketSpring is almost here and it is usually the busiest time of the year in the real estate market. The last year has been somewhat unpredictable in real estate as well as other parts of life so we are unsure exactly what to expect in the Spring real estate market. 

While we can’t be exactly sure what to expect in this year’s market, here is what we do know.

  • Listing inventory is  at an all time low. In most cases, homes are selling very quickly and at times for more than list price. Many properties are getting multiple offers, which drives up prices even more.
  • Mortgage rates are at an all time low leaving buyers with more buying power than in the past. While this doesn’t mean their budget is unlimited, it may mean they are able to stretch their
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